The Month That Was

The month that was March 2016

Why hello April! It’s good to see you. Saying hi to you means saying goodbye to another month. Yes, March, I’m looking at you. What’s weird this time around is that although I say every time ‘time flies’, this time around I can’t believe it’s only April. Because life has been so busy and I’m so bloody tired, my mind and body are both convinced it’s nearing the end of the year! And it’s only April!

Anyway, so back to March. March signalled the beginning of autumn but fortunately for me, still had some warm days I could spend at the beach. Once again, my time management skills were pretty shit in March resulting in only 9 posts for the month. March was also shitty in terms of diet and exercise. I’m not sure what’s happening but my motivation has gone out the window — this after joining a new gym to actually suit my timings!

In March, once again, I read a fair bit although I reviewed only two here so far. Richard Glover’s Flesh Wounds is a definite recommendation from me but not so much Malcolm Knox’s Summerland. I read another beautiful book which I finished in two days and I’m in the process of writing a review that will do it justice. I also finally got around to writing about Cat Yoga that Ashleigh and I went to in February.

My mood has been shit in March. It’s been making me want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Forever. Yet, I keep dragging myself out of bed to face each day. I guess the lack of exercise doesn’t help and the bad diet adds to the bad mood. I can’t win! I’ve also been feeling like I’m having a midlife crisis of sorts. I finally went hiking in March again. I did a couple of day hikes that were amazing and one overnight hike over the long weekend that almost killed me. Fun times!

It wasn’t all doom and gloom though. I checked out a new Indian restaurant thanks to a friend of mine where you get street food. Review will be up shortly. I also indulged in some creative nonfiction writing after observing a girl on the bus I caught and enjoyed a lighthearted post on who my fictional friend would be.

Finally, I did something slightly impulsive a couple of days ago. In between feeling really down and not knowing where my life is headed, I bought a new domain name and set up a hosting account. Basically, I set up a new blog which I’m going to use purely for writing. It will be a blog including my fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and just posts about writing in general. I guess I was thinking about it as a portfolio of sorts if I want to make that career change I was talking about but more so, just to have me writing. I’ll still continue here with other posts — the personal ones, the ones on mental health, the opinions and views, the adventures, book reviews, the lighthearted ones and well, life. 🙂

Of course, I know with my lack of organisation at the moment and whinging about fitting things in, this quite possibly was the worst thing to do! But you know, I like making life interesting for myself! 😛

How was March for you?

Do share!

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    April 1, 2016 at 7:37 am

    March was a bit of a nothing much month for me.
    Will be keeping an eye on the new website, sounds great! I hope your mood lifts soon. Mines been pretty flat also.
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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    April 1, 2016 at 7:37 am

    March was a bit of a nothing much month for me.
    Will be keeping an eye on the new website, sounds great! I hope your mood lifts soon. Mines been pretty flat also.
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  • Jody at Six Little Hearts
    April 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Oh hiking would be amazing! Would love to.
    I spent most of March sick followed by 5 days in hospital, including some of Easter. Looking forward to 2017!!!

  • Jody at Six Little Hearts
    April 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Oh hiking would be amazing! Would love to.
    I spent most of March sick followed by 5 days in hospital, including some of Easter. Looking forward to 2017!!!

  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    April 1, 2016 at 10:40 am

    March was all about getting ready for April to be honest. March finished with my husbands BIG BIRTHDAY which will be closely followed by the BIG BIRTHDAY BASH this weekend and two overseas trips. So I spent March at warp speed trying to get two months worth of stuff into one …
    Glad yours wasn’t ALL doom and gloom. Your Cat Yoga post had me completely gob smacked earlier in the month …

  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    April 1, 2016 at 10:40 am

    March was all about getting ready for April to be honest. March finished with my husbands BIG BIRTHDAY which will be closely followed by the BIG BIRTHDAY BASH this weekend and two overseas trips. So I spent March at warp speed trying to get two months worth of stuff into one …
    Glad yours wasn’t ALL doom and gloom. Your Cat Yoga post had me completely gob smacked earlier in the month …

  • Avada Kedavra
    April 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

    That’s great. Subscribing to your new blog 🙂
    March was shitty for me as well.. probably one of the worst months of this year but april is looking good, as my parents are here.
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  • Avada Kedavra
    April 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

    That’s great. Subscribing to your new blog 🙂
    March was shitty for me as well.. probably one of the worst months of this year but april is looking good, as my parents are here.
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  • Raychael Case
    April 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I would love to get back to hiking. Finding it hard to believe we are in April already.
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  • Raychael Case
    April 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I would love to get back to hiking. Finding it hard to believe we are in April already.
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  • Vanessa
    April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I feel like everyone had a really shitty March. I’ve seen it in so many groups and on blogs.
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  • Vanessa
    April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I feel like everyone had a really shitty March. I’ve seen it in so many groups and on blogs.
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  • Zita
    April 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I flick between finding it hard to believe it’s April already and feeling like the year is going so slow… Good luck with everything, am sure you’ll find your way..
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  • Zita
    April 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I flick between finding it hard to believe it’s April already and feeling like the year is going so slow… Good luck with everything, am sure you’ll find your way..
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  • Emily Toxward
    April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I have to say that March has been enlightening really – I’ve made a few good decisions. Let’s hope April is as good. (sorry_) xx

  • Emily Toxward
    April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I have to say that March has been enlightening really – I’ve made a few good decisions. Let’s hope April is as good. (sorry_) xx

  • Deborah
    April 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I can kinda relate Sanch. I started a new job in Feb that I’m struggling with. Not the work itself just culturally I’m not sure (what once ‘fitted’) is a good fit now. But… no choice for the moment as I need the money. I’m hoping it’s just because I had 3yrs of no / minimal work and it’s strange to be back at it again

    We’ve not had much of an Autumn up here in Qld and it’s still really hot so I’m hanging out for winter!
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  • Deborah
    April 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I can kinda relate Sanch. I started a new job in Feb that I’m struggling with. Not the work itself just culturally I’m not sure (what once ‘fitted’) is a good fit now. But… no choice for the moment as I need the money. I’m hoping it’s just because I had 3yrs of no / minimal work and it’s strange to be back at it again

    We’ve not had much of an Autumn up here in Qld and it’s still really hot so I’m hanging out for winter!
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  • CookieCrumbsInc
    April 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Happy April Sanch 🙂
    Thanks to you, I’m going to be going on a couple of hikes this month 🙂

  • CookieCrumbsInc
    April 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Happy April Sanch 🙂
    Thanks to you, I’m going to be going on a couple of hikes this month 🙂

  • Denyse
    April 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I have had some mixed March moments but with all the reading, viewing and creating I am doing to ‘help me’ through my life’s BIG transition, I feel that I am in a much better place emotionally than a year ago. That said we are all ‘works in progress’ and never say its over so I look forward to more bumps along the way and better days to compensate. I hope your next part of the year improves too. My day is always enhanced if I get outside – especially to the local beaches where we now live. Cheers, Denyse
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  • Denyse
    April 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I have had some mixed March moments but with all the reading, viewing and creating I am doing to ‘help me’ through my life’s BIG transition, I feel that I am in a much better place emotionally than a year ago. That said we are all ‘works in progress’ and never say its over so I look forward to more bumps along the way and better days to compensate. I hope your next part of the year improves too. My day is always enhanced if I get outside – especially to the local beaches where we now live. Cheers, Denyse
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  • Grace
    April 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Ooooh, a brand new blog! I like that idea. If anything, I’m just glad that the hot weather is over. Emotionally, March has been a bit of a roller coaster. But that’s just life in general, huh?
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  • Grace
    April 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Ooooh, a brand new blog! I like that idea. If anything, I’m just glad that the hot weather is over. Emotionally, March has been a bit of a roller coaster. But that’s just life in general, huh?
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  • Parul
    April 10, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Hope you have a good April Sanch. I loved your new place 🙂
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  • Parul
    April 10, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Hope you have a good April Sanch. I loved your new place 🙂
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